With filming now concluded in Atlanta, Georgia, Marvel Studios has debuted the first footage from Avengers: Infinity War at the D23 Expo and though it won’t be available online, our own Silas Lesnick recapped the footage, saying:
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“The Guardians are arriving somewhere on the Milano. Star-Lord says that they need to be careful and that everyone should wear their mean faces. A body slams against the front of the milano. It’s Thor! Mantis wakes him up. ‘Who the hell are you guys?’ he asks.”
“Loki is presenting Thanos the tesseract! Spider-Man is on a school bus. ‘Death follows him like a shadow,” says someone of Thanos… We see the Collector’s lair destroyed. Gamora is in it, crying.”
“Fun isn’t something you consider when trying to balance the universe,” Thanos says, “But this does put a smile on my face!”
LOTS of Avengers fighting! The Hulkbuster is back! Spider-Man in his Avengers costume! A giant battle with Thanos on an utterly-decimated landscape. He’s able to reach out his arm and call down flaming comets from the heavens. Dr. Strange is on the battlefield. Iron Man is with Mantis. It looks massive!
Confirmed cast members for the film so far include Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scalett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olson, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Tom Holland, Josh Brolin, and Paul Rudd.
The Avengers sequel sees Earth’s Mightiest Heroes teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take on Brolin’s Thanos.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who return after Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, are directing both Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled fourth film, which are being filmed back-to-back in Atlanta and are written by screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Both films will also be shot entirely with IMAX cameras.
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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is slated for a release in theaters on May 4, 2018. Then, the Avengers assemble again for the still-untitled fourth film, set for May 3, 2019.